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June 30: Mikaela Mayer, Robson Conceicao, and Mike Alvarado Highlight OKC Undercard

*OKLAHOMA CITY (June 15, 2018) —* Former WBO junior welterweight champion
Mike Alvarado, female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, and 2016 Olympic
gold medalist Robson Conceicao will see action on the June 30 undercard at
the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The card will be headlined by
WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez’s title defense
against Alexis Angulo and 140-pound contender Alex Saucedo’s homecoming
bout against the hard-hitting Lenny Zappavigna.

Alvarado (38-4, 26 KOs) will fight Martin Martinez (17-4-1-1, 10 KOs) in a
10-round welterweight bout, Mayer (5-0, 3 KOs) will face fellow unbeaten
Sheena Kaine (5-0, 1 KO) in a six-round lightweight contest, and Conceicao
(7-0, 4 KOs) will take on Gavino Guaman (5-2, 1 KO) in an eight-round super
featherweight bout.

Promoted by Top Rank, tickets to this world championship extravaganza are
ON SALE NOW. Priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, not including facility
and service fees, tickets may be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by
phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Ramirez-Angulo and Saucedo-Zappavigna will be televised live on ESPN and
ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET, while undercard action will stream live and
exclusively in the United States on ESPN+ starting at 6:00 p.m. ET. ESPN+ is
the recently launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription
streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer &
International segment in conjunction with ESPN.
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“I’m really excited to be fighting alongside the champ, Zurdo Ramirez!”
Mayer said. “Top Rank continues to put me on amazing cards with the best
talent in boxing. Fighting in Oklahoma City is the perfect opportunity to
meet more boxing fans and give them an exciting show as I continue my
journey to a world championship!”

*“*I’ve been reconstructing my entire organization over the past three
years. I am training now with one of the finest professors of the sweet
science, Tony Aguilera,” Alvarado said. “I’m excited to showcase what I’ve
stayed dedicated to working hard for. Come June 30, I’ll be one step closer
to securing my legacy against anyone who stands in my way.”

“I am very confident of fighting in OKC. I’m having a great high-level
training camp in Miami,” Conceicao said. “I’m evolving every day and I’m
sure I will put on a great show for all the fans in OKC and those watching
live on ESPN+.”

Also appearing on the undercard will be heavyweight knockout sensation Trey
Lippe Morrison (14-0, 14 KOs) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; former amateur standout
Chris Zavala making his professional debut in a four-round super
featherweight bout against Tyler Pacheco (1-1, 0 KOs); Oklahoma City native
Aaron Morales (2-0, 2 KOs) in a four-round bantamweight contest; and
unbeaten 140-pound prospect Julian Rodriguez (16-0, 10 KOs) against
Alejandro Barbosa (11-2, 7 KOs) in an eight-rounder.

Alvarado has turned his career and his life around since personal problems
derailed his career, as he’s won four consecutive fights (three by
knockout). In his last bout, he scored one of 2017’s best one-punch
knockouts with a third-round KO over Sidney Siqueira on the Terence
Crawford vs. Julius Indongo undercard in Lincoln, Nebraska. Alvarado has
been involved in multiple ‘Fight of the Year’ candidates, including the
first fight of his trilogy against Brandon Rios, which won *Sports
Illustrated *‘Fight of the Year’ honors in 2012. Alvarado lost that fight
via seventh-round TKO, but less than six months later, he outboxed Rios to
win a unanimous decision.

Mayer, who is making her third ring appearance of 2018, is on the fast
track to a world title shot. In her last bout, May 12 on the Vasiliy
Lomachenko-Jorge Linares card in New York City, she shut out the game Baby
Nansen over six rounds. The Los Angeles native opened her 2018
campaign on March
10 in Carson, California, with a 35-second knockout over Maria Semertzoglou.

In 2016, Conceicao became the first Brazilian boxer to capture Olympic
gold. He is 2-0 with a pair of decision wins in 2018, with his last bout
coming April 28 in Philadelphia. On that evening, he shut out the game Alex
Torres Rynn over six rounds.